Wear denim to increase awareness


CALCASA encourages all centers across California to sponsor Denim Day in your community on this date, as we all join together to increase awareness about sexual assault. For example, centers in California already have organized Denim Day L.A., Denim Day Hemet, Denim Day East Kern County, and Denim Day Nevada County among others. Let’s have a Denim Day in every area of California!

In the document, Denim Day Materials, you will find tools to help you prepare for your local Denim Day activities. Included are the following:

  • Sample Flyer to advertise Denim Day and your center’s event
  • Sample Letter to the Community (i.e. local agencies and businesses)
  • Sample Letter to the Mayor regarding Proclamation
  • Sample Letter to County Supervisor regarding Proclamation
  • Sample Proclamation
  • Denim Day California Resolution

Please remember to personalize these materials with your agency’s information and educate yourself on the meaning behind Denim Day. You may also want to develop posters from the flyers to post in your community to generate more publicity for the event. A special thanks to the Center Against Sexual Assault of Riverside County for developing these materials and sharing them with the field and to Peace Over Violence for helping to develop Denim Day in California.

For more information about SAAM 2010, including resources, events and other Highlights, please visit our SAAM 2010 page.

Cindy Marroquin has been in the Violence Against Women field since 2002. Until recently, she worked for Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus – a dual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault agency – in Modesto, CA. While there, she created curriculum and facilitated groups for both young children and teens as a part time Youth Specialist. She was also a part time Prevention Educator and was responsible for training and conducting public speaking presentations to diverse audiences on issues pertaining to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Throughout her five years at the agency, she also did a combination of Legal Advocacy, Court Accompaniment, Emergency Room Response, Crisis Intervention and Volunteer Program Coordinator. 

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  • Ashraf Hosseini February 16, 2010, 12:34 PM

    When is Denim Day this year? Thank you.

    • Cindy Marroquin February 16, 2010, 2:20 PM

      Hello Ashraf,

      Denim Day this year is on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

      Thank you.